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  February 9, 2004

Coming to Campus

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Greenbaum To Deliver Hascoe Distinguished Lecture February 23
Elias Greenbaum, research group leader in the Chemical Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a professor of biological physics at the University of Tennessee, will give this year's Norman Hascoe Distinguished Lecture in Physics.

The lecture, "New Vistas in Photosynthesis Research: Renewable Hydrogen Production, Algal Biosensors for Environmental Protection and Artificial Sight," will take place on Monday, February 23 in Room P36, Gant Science Complex.

Greenbaum's main area of research is in the field of photosynthesis and its application to nanoscale science and technology, biosensor development, and renewable hydrogen production.

He received a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College and a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University, and began working for Union Carbide Corp. in 1977. He was named 2000 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Scientist-of-the-Year and received the 1995 Department of Energy's Biological and Chemical Technologies Research Program Award.

A Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he holds 10 patents and authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is editor-in-chief of Springer-American Institute of Physics Biological and Medical Physics Series and was associate editor of the Biophysical Journal.

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